07334044 is referenced by 57 patents and cites 36 patents.

A method is disclosed for call and/or connection acceptance control and the optimal delivery of multimedia (audio/video) data over networks. This method involves the establishment and monitoring of certain criteria which may be used to maximize the number of simultaneous clients without sacrificing quality-of-service for already-connected clients. Methods are disclosed for maximizing total throughput as well as maximum charge models for different levels of service. The disclosed methods solve these optimization problems by expanding on linear-program techniques in manners geared towards multimedia content delivery over networks and many variations suitable for varying business models are disclosed.

Title
Method for connection acceptance control and optimal multi-media content delivery over networks
Application Number
9/344688
Publication Number
7334044 (B1)
Application Date
June 25, 1999
Publication Date
February 19, 2008
Inventor
Arthur Allen
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Assignee
Burst com
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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